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Ice, Wind, Rock: Douglas Mawson in the Antarctic

Peter Gouldthorpe

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 7 years, Prose: non-fiction, Picture books

The extraordinary achievements of Australia s own Antarctic hero.

Douglas Mawson is a true Australian hero, and one of the great Antarctic explorers. He was the first man to reach the South Magnetic Pole, and led Australia s first Antarctic expedition. This is a story of adventure and survival, as Mawson faces enormous challenges and triumphs. Kids will be gripped by this extraordinary true story!

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Peter Gouldthorpe

Peter Gouldthorpe was born in Melbourne in 1954 and now lives in Tasmania. He is recognised as one of Australia's most versatile and skilful illustrators, who also paints landscapes, portraits and commissioned work, and designs stage sets.